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Woman found dead in burning San Fernando Valley home

July 24, 2010 | 10:12 pm

A woman was found dead inside a burning house in Valley Village, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported Saturday.

The victim was in the room where the fire started when firefighters arrived at the 650-square-foot single-family home on Riverside Drive about 7:20 p.m., spokesman Devin Gales said.

No one else was in the house, and the cause of death was not known, he said.

"That will be something the coroner will figure out," Gales said. Firefighters contained the blaze within 10 minutes, he added.

-- Gale Holland